I guess we all do what we do for a reason.
In the 1990's I gave birth to a baby that was physically unable to latch on to the breast.
After 2 weeks, he was losing weight and they gave a "failure to thrive" diagnosis.
I cried and cried and cried...thinking I was going to lose this child (he is alive and well, thank you, Jesus!)
We went to formula and it appeared that was working, but weight gain was slow.
We changed from one formula to another.
Finally, we found one that worked for him.
I worried so much that I couldn't eat and lost 15 pounds in just a few weeks.
So, this formula shortage has had me twisted in a knot.
We are currently helping underweight babies that can only tolerate a certain formula.
There are many others we are helping, but these babies bring back memories that bother me terribly.
THIS is why I get upset when folks say, "Just breastfeed"
Trust me, I wish it had been that simple.
We didn't have a formula shortage back then and I was twisted in a knot...mothers are crying and upset because of the double whammy.
A baby who is physically unable to latch and a formula shortage.
I am running the same thing I did yesterday and giving away 3 more hydroponic gardens (See below)
Today's winners were Barbara Moreland, Melissa Kelly, and Annette Armstrong. Your Hydroponic gardens will be shipping out.
Giving away THREE MORE Hydroponic Gardens with seeds!
Drawing three names at NOON tomorrow (TUESDAY), from those who make any size donation to the Pediatric Giving Mission.
I will announce the winners in the next newsletter.
I have been so busy securing and buying formula..and now I have to take care of the other families in need, with sick children.
Broke out in a lovely case of rosacea from the stress... and then got a sunburn trying to get my garden and orchards in.
My face is on fire, but I'm offering it up...lol :)
As always, our entire family is here to give you hope & encouragement! We truly love you and pray for you daily! Never hesitate to send a prayer request!
Sending our love and prayers to our remnant family...Wendy, Walt and the entire Cukierski family
(PS: Catholic Spiritual Guidance Lessons for you, featuring writings from Rev. Fr. Kilian McGowan
It's a spiritual lifesaver and you can read more HERE )
HYDROPONIC SYSTEM, THREE MORE NAMES TO BE DRAWN...TOMORROW (Tuesday) at NOON.
Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Smart Garden with Auto Timer, LED Grow Light, Height Adjustable
All those who help with the Pediatric Giving Mission will be eligible...any size donation.
- Hydroponics Growing System: Designed with quiet water-pump circulation system. Plants in hydroponics grow 20% - 50% faster than in soil. No mess, No season limitation. Fits anywhere!
- Height-Adjustable Hydroponics System: The height of the lighting part of the hydroponics growing system can be adjusted for plants at different growth stages.
- I will include everything you need, including seeds. All you need is an electrical outlet & water! Very Easy!
- Btw, there are food shortages and my sources say that after August they will become significantly worse.
- During the lockdowns, we ate fresh salad in the middle of the winter and I even grew cherry tomatoes on the kitchen counter!
- If you are on FaceBook, you saw the great amount of produce I was able to grow on my kitchen counter in the middle of a cold and snowy winter!
MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded heart. I beg of thee, O my Mother, to plead continually for me with thy Son, since He can refuse thee nothing, and through the merits of His most sacred Passion and Death, together with thy own sufferings at the foot of the cross, so to touch His Sacred Heart, that I may obtain my request,
Here pause and name the favours which you are asking Our Sorrowful Mother to obtain for you through this Novena. (Let your secondary intention be to pray for the intentions of all the people making this Novena anywhere in the world. Thus a great mass prayer for all Novena intentions will arise to Our Blessed Mother.)
For to whom shall I fly in my wants and miseries, if not to thee, O Mother of mercy, who, having so deeply drunk the chalice of thy Son, canst most pity us poor exiles, still doomed to sigh in this vale of tears? Offer to Jesus but one drop of His Precious Blood, but one pang of His adorable Heart; remind Him that thou art our life, our sweetness, and our hope, and thou wilt obtain what I ask, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hail Mary, Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us. (Seven times)